Archive for November, 2012

Mars vs. Venus: Can Workplace Romance Work?

Mars vs. Venus: Can Workplace Romance Work?

Today I have the latest in the long-running, multi-contributor series called “Mars vs. Venus.” In these posts we explore a topic (usually relationships) from the male angle (mine) and the female angle (in this case, Katy’s). We do not read each other’s posts in advance, so I’m just as curious as you are to read […]


Seven Pillars of Success: Amy Miles

Seven Pillars of Success: Amy Miles

It’s been a while since I did a Seven Pillars of Success entry, but recently I was moved to do one for a writer friend of mine who has shown incredible generosity (as you’ll read below) throughout her recent success as a self-published author. I needed to share her story, and she was so kind […]


Memento Would Have Been Different with Memoto

Memento Would Have Been Different with Memoto

Have you ever been sitting around the break room table with coworkers or out at a restaurant with friends, and this perfect moment happens that you wish you could have captured, but it’s too late? Have you ever wanted to put away your camera on a trip and just experience everything, but still have photos […]


My Updated Celebrity Five

My Updated Celebrity Five

I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I last posted my celebrity five. I’m sure you’re familiar with the concept–it’s a hypothetical list of celebrities you would hook up with if you had a chance, a list that will never be used by anyone. It kind of feels odd to make a list about […]


Which Ugly Tie Should I Wear at My Festivus Party?

Which Ugly Tie Should I Wear at My Festivus Party?

My annual Festivus party is coming up this Saturday, so what does that mean for you? Well, next week’s blog is going to be filled with funny grievances. If you have anything to grieve about in a witty way, feel free to send your grievances to me or post them in the comments here so […]


Movember Photo Update

Movember Photo Update

When you last saw me, I looked something like this: Now here’s what I look like: True story.


You Can Probably Predict What I’m Thankful for This Year

You Can Probably Predict What I'm Thankful for This Year

I was lying in bed the other night after listening to a Kickstarter-themed podcast about board games. Finishing and manufacturing Viticulture has become such a part of my daily life now that it’s hard to conceive of a time when I wasn’t publishing a board game. In reality, it’s been just over a month since I raised […]


The Top 5 Strategy Board Games Ever: Let’s Try This Again

The Top 5 Strategy Board Games Ever: Let's Try This Again

Five months ago, I wrote a blog entry introducing you all to my love of board games. The meat of the blog was a list of my top 5 favorite strategy board games at the time. Well, a lot has happened in the last five months. I put a game on Kickstarter, sold 1300 copies […]


Texting in Movie Theaters: What’s the Solution?

Texting in Movie Theaters: What's the Solution?

I went to see Skyfall this past weekend (one-word review: eh). Like any movie-viewing experience these days, I was pulled out of the film several times by people in front of me who decided that they couldn’t wait a single minute more without checking their phones. In a dark theater, the light from one cell phone screen goes […]


The Democracy of It All

The Democracy of It All

I did something a little wild the other day. At least, wild for me. It’s very relative. I made a donation in addition to my property tax. I’ve never done this before. I’ve been paying income and property taxes for at least 15 years now, and I always wave my hand at the part where it asks you to […]


I Am More Than Just a Mustache

I Am More Than Just a Mustache

Ladies, I am more than just a mustache. Eyes up here, please. Eyes on eyes. Not on the eyebrow between my lip and my nose. You see me strutting around, looking all manly and masculine and virile with this tuft of hair. You think, “Hey, look at that strong man. He’s probably a lumberjack or […]


The Sound of Snow

The Sound of Snow

Recently I was flattered to be invited to join a group of stellar writers who were each contributing one short story to a winter-themed anthology called WINTER WONDERS. All profits from the anthology go to a charity called Literacy, Inc.–you can read more about the charity and pre-order the book at the publisher’s website here. […]


What Was Your Missed Opportunity?

What Was Your Missed Opportunity?

I think we all have at least one “what if” when it comes to investing. Maybe it’s a big company that started small like Apple or IBM or Google or Microsoft, or a perhaps it’s a huge IPO that you missed out on. TiVo, Netflix, and Amazon (specifically, the Kindle) are some of the products […]


Relationships Are Just Like Soccer Cleats: A Life Lesson from My Father

Relationships Are Just Like Soccer Cleats: A Life Lesson from My Father

The other day I noticed that a pair of my dress shoes had some deep scuff marks on the front edge. If I didn’t know any better, I might have thought about buying a new pair of shoes. That’s what we do, right? Something gets old, so we throw it out and buy something new. […]


Caption Contest: A Meme in the Making?

Caption Contest: A Meme in the Making?

I know, we just did captions the other day. But if you’re reading this on Monday, November 12, it’s my best friend Trev’s birthday. Many of you know him as T-Mac in the comments, and you probably also know that Trev and his wife Laura became proud parents of baby William about a month ago. […]


Things I Shouldn’t Say During Movember

Things I Shouldn't Say During Movember

Last night I had a few friends over for game night. At some point in the evening we were talking about the lack of overhead lighting in my condo, and I said, “I like dim lighting.” Under normal circumstances, this would be a normal preferential statement. But look to the left at my current photo […]


Will Score for McDonald’s

Will Score for McDonald's

Sometimes we forget why professional sports exist. Professional sports exist for the purpose of entertainment. When you pay $40 to go to a Cardinals game, you’re paying to be entertained for a few hours by a group of elite athletes–athletes with skills beyond our comprehension (go to a batting cage and set the pitch speed […]


5 Must-Read Articles

5 Must-Read Articles

By the time you’re reading this, you’ll know who our new president will be. I’m stuck in the past, ignorant of the amazing things that you’re reading about in the future. So while we wait to know our country’s fate, I have some a few articles I’ve Evernoted recently that I think you’ll really enjoy. […]


10 Personal Finance Tips for My Generation

10 Personal Finance Tips for My Generation

People often come up to me and say, “Hey Jamey, how do you manage your personal finances?” To those people I say: “Do I know you?” But perhaps a better response would be to share what I do in the hopes that it will benefit you. And perhaps you have some interesting methods for managing […]


Help Me Survive “The Big One” with Your Advice

Help Me Survive "The Big One" with Your Advice

Although I’m far removed from Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath of the storm (I’m in St. Louis), I’ve been haunted by some of the images I’ve seen and the reports I’ve read. A week has passed and many people over there are still without electricity or water. If you haven’t noticed, it’s almost winter–I can’t […]


You Decide: Should I Grow a Movember Mustache?

You Decide: Should I Grow a Movember Mustache?

Two polls in three days? I know. It’s too much. But it’ll make sense in a minute. I’m trying to decide if I should grow a Movember Mustache (Mostache? Movemstache? Mustover?). And I want you to decide for me. Now, wait a minute–don’t get all clicky clicky on me yet. Of course you want to […]


Halloween Costumes 2012

Halloween Costumes 2012

Sometimes I forget that not all of you are friends with me on Facebook or have Liked my Facebook page, so you miss out on the sheer number of embarrassing things I share every day. So today I’d like to make up for that by sharing my two Halloween costumes with you. The first was […]